Offshore Wind News


DEME Installs First XXL Monopile for Moray West Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 20, 2024

Belgium-based offshore installation services company DEME has installed the first XXL monopile foundation at the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland.DEME used its Orion offshore installation vessel to complete the task, which is…

Sif Inks Final 100-Monopile Order for Polish Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 19, 2024

Dutch company Sif Group has signed the final contracts with Equinor and Polenergia for the supply of 100 monopiles for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind projects.Manufacturing of the monopiles is scheduled for the second quarter of…

RWE Signs Six New PPAs for Kaskasi Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 19, 2024

Germany's top utility RWE has signed six new power purchase agreements (PPAs) with major industrial customers for the supply of around 1,000 GW/h of green power per year from its Kaskasi offshore wind farm, starting from 2026.The PPAs have been signed between RWE Supply & Trading and DHL Group…

Seatrium to Start Work on Third 2GW HVDC Station for Dutch Offshore Wind Sector

Feb 19, 2024

Seatrium has set out plans to start working on the third 2 GW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electrical transmission system for offshore wind farms in the Netherlands in mid-2024.Seatrium received notification from the Dutch state-owned…

Five Applicants Qualify for Norway’s Offshore Wind Auction

Feb 16, 2024

After a thorough review, the Norwegian government has approved five applicants for the upcoming offshore wind auction round for Sørlige Nordsjø II (Southern North Sea II).The consortia that qualified for the auction includes Aker Offshore Wind…

Yokogawa Delivers Monitoring System for Japan’s 112MW Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 16, 2024

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has completed the design, supply, and commissioning of a remote operation and monitoring system for the offshore wind turbines and onshore facilities at the Ishikari Bay New Port Offshore Wind Farm.Supplied through its subsidiary Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation…

US Issues Clean Air Permit to Empire Offshore Wind Project

Feb 15, 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, granted a Clean Air Act permit to New York's Empire Offshore Wind owned by Equinor.The permit was given after an air quality analysis showed federal air quality standards would not…

Weather Data Gathering Project Underway for US Offshore Wind

Feb 15, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have launched an 18-month initiative to gather extensive weather, ocean, and wildlife data near the sites of active offshore wind farms and lease areas off the coast of the Northeast United States…

ICCB Orders 14-meter CTV

Feb 15, 2024

Irish Commercial Charter Boats (ICCB) has placed an order for a new 14-meter crew transfer vessel (CTV) to support offshore wind operations in Irish and U.K. waters.The vessel, designed by Rockabill Marine Design (RMD), based in Southampton…

Aker Solutions and Principle Power Win 1GW Floating Wind FEED Contract

Feb 15, 2024

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partner (CIP) has awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to Aker Solutions and Principle Power for floating offshore wind projects in South Korea.Haewoori floating offshore wind 2 and 3 projects…

Fugro Sets Up South Korea Base for Offshore Renewables

Feb 15, 2024

Dutch survey company Fugro has opened a new office South Korea, dubbed ‘Fugro UST21’, as part of a joint venture with South Korean marine technology company UST21.Based in Incheon, the new office will provide geo-data solutions for South Korea’s growing offshore renewable energy sector…

Vard to Build Cyan Renewables’ SOV for Taiwan’s Offshore Wind Farms

Feb 15, 2024

Vard, a Norwegian subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group, has signed a contract for the design and construction of a hybrid power service operation vessel (SOV) for the Taiwanese company Cyan Renewables.The news comes after Siemens Gamesa awarded…

Kongsberg to Equip Four Offshore Wind CSOVs Being Built by Ulstein Verft

Feb 15, 2024

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract with Ulstein Verft for the supply of an extensive equipment package for four wind farm commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV), two for Bernhard Schulte Offshore and two for J.P. Morgan Asset Management…

Prysmian Signs $5B Contracts with Amprion for Germany’s Offshore Wind

Feb 15, 2024

Italian cable maker and installation services provider Prysmian Group has secured three contracts with German transmission system operator Amprion worth around $5 billion, for two offshore grid connection systems - BalWin1 and BalWin2 - and the underground cable project DC34…

Van Oord Awarded Polish Offshore Wind Contract

Feb 14, 2024

Van Oord has been contracted for the construction of the Baltica 2 Offshore Wind Farm, developed by Ørsted and PGE. The wind farm is located 40 kilometres offshore in the Polish area of the Baltic Sea.Van Oord will transport and install 111 extended monopiles…

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